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               Banks loses his Situation.
ment ratified or next to it; $15 per week,
expenses paid.   I assented to the first proposi-
tion or might have had more.       To start on
Monday.   (I shall miss the merry Christmas
at 745, then.)   To Haney s, saw him; to Mr
Edwards business place in William Street   he s
 agent  for the Crocketts  &c   but didn t find
him.         To Harpers , got $7.50 for  4th Ward 
article.         Met Banks there who told me that he
had left or been discharged from his situation.
(I half-shuddered for him on hearing it   knowing
what must follow.)       Up-town to McElrath,
finding him in conference with Gibbons, and as
it subsequently proved, somewhat inclined to re-con-
sider his determination about the Century.     He wrote
me a note of endorsement to Bigelow.    Returned
home; a bitterly cold, sunny day.         Writing, chores
&c.     To 745 in the evening, finding the girls,
Anne, Mrs and Miss Crockett seated at the
round table and Mr Edwards with them.     I
had a request to ask of him and had then intend-
ed to join the rehearsal at 16th street, but hearing
that the actors would soon return and the girls
inviting me to stop, I did so willingly enough.  An
hours pleasant chat, when  all the company came, 
with them young Tousey, in feminine attire, in which
he had hoaxed one of the Crocketts completely, having
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and fifty-seven
Description:Mentions that he has been engaged by ''The Evening Post'' to go south to cover Secession.
Date:1860-12-14
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Bigelow, John; Century.; Crockett, John; Crockett, Josie; Crockett, Mrs.; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gibbons; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Journalism; McElrath; New York evening post.; Tousey
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):745 [Broadway]; 16th Street; William Street
Scan Date:2010-04-30

 

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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen
Description:Includes descriptions of attending a lecture by J.H. Siddons on Queen Victoria; seeing tightrope walker Charles Blondin perform; boarding house living; his freelance writing and drawing work; visits to the Edwards family and his friendship with Sally Edwards; a visit of the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII of Great Britain, to New York; his work as a reporter for ''The New York World;'' a visit to a dog fighting establishment; an evening spent at the 4th Ward police station awaiting 1860 election returns; and Gunn's experience as a correspondent for ""The New York Evening Post"" in Charleston, South Carolina, in the aftermath of South Carolina's secession from the federal government.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Civil War; Elections; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Police; Publishers and publishing; Secession; Slavery; Slaves; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Charleston, South Carolina
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.